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The Habit

$$ - $$$, European
Kemelstraat 9, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 34 24 21
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“ribs” (84 reviews)
“mixed grill” (31 reviews)
“fish stew” (27 reviews)
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Belgian, European
$$ - $$$
Kemelstraat 9, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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1 - 10 of 715 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited here last year and really enjoyed it, the couple that ran it were great. It seems to have changed hands. Still great food but didn't seem to have that personal touch that was there previously.

Thank Helen008
Reviewed 1 week ago

We like to find places a bit off the tourist trail in the hopes of experiencing some local flavor and The Habit provided a most memorable experience. We may even vote it the best meal we had on our two week European adventure. Belgium, and...More

2  Thank artgallerygal
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant looked so welcoming and authentic from the outside. Once inside, it was a different story. The decor is bizarre, our waiter seemed impatient and annoyed, and the ambiance was altogether uncomfortable. Our food was mediocre and we both felt ill the rest of...More

Thank dekopf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a small restaurant a bit off the tourist track. The Habit was perfect. Eclectic decor, local dishes, the owner was the server---friendly personable guy. We made a great choice

Thank Joanne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on day two of trip to Bruges. Made welcome from very start. Good honest steak and fries. If you want a nice relaxed environment and simple, but tasty meal close to the main attractions of Bruges, then The Habit is an excellent choice....More

1  Thank Chris F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the traditional Flemish beef stew and garlic bread as the starter. The starter: seemed to me as if they heated frozen baguettes with garlic butter,which tasted just fine. The stew: well, it was ok. Fries didn't seem like fresh made fries. The frozen...More

1  Thank anitabonny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time we visited this beautiful restaurant in bruges. Very cool decoration, food was absolutely delicious. By a misunderstanding we got another meal but the owner was extremely nice about it and gave it for free. Definitely a great choice while you visit Bruges!

Thank HiSham T
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We went their with some friends seeing the reasonable reviews on tripadvisor. We were warmly welcomed and promised fresh fries. With the idea of fresh fries in our mind we happily paid the 6 euro/glass for wine/beers and choose to go for a 3 course...More

Thank Sofie D
Reviewed 18 August 2017

An enjoyable meal in Brugges - great service, good selection and big portions served with smile! A lovely surprise in a little side street!

1  Thank RenataKirsch
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Quirky decorated place, with excellent food. Traditional Flemish menu. I had the stew which was excellent. My wife had the mussels, also excellent. Good beer on the tap. Fries were average. My only complaint was after we placed our order, the server commented, "so 4...More

1  Thank AlanCal555
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30 September 2016|
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Response from jonnystarbuck | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember exactly but the whole meal was very reasonable. I think it was around 12-15 Euro....
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kemelstraat 9, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 34 24 21
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